Irene Hannon continues the stories of the Treehouse Gang with Kristin’s story in “Hidden Peril,” a story of second chances and hoped for happy endings.
Kristin Dane believes in helping people. A former Peace Corps member, she now runs a fair trade goods store, helping provide jobs to people all over the world by buying and selling their products. Life is good until she stumbles upon a murder, one that just might be connected to her shop.
After Detective Luke Carter briefly meets Kristin at a wedding, he is drawn into the homicide case. As he begins to believe there is more than meets the eye with the murder, he also believes there is more to meet the eye with Kristin.
After Luke pulls in the FBI to work on a case that has international ties and terroristic implications, he and Kristin begin to accept their feelings toward one another — feelings they must put off until the end of the case.
Hannon once again does a great job of writing an intense suspense thriller — filled with murder, espionage, kidnapping, secret identities and potential mass deaths — with just enough romance to make you blush. She always writes incredibly real, raw and retable characters. Both Luke and Kristin have very real hurts from their past, ones they are still attempting to get over.
“Hidden Peril” is much more than a suspense thriller, though. It reminds us that God always sees the bigger picture and therefore has a bigger plan for us. He just wants us to trust him. As one character points out: “God doesn’t expect eloquence, just earnestness.”
This story is also more than just a romantic love story … it reminds us that every love is different and unique, and that we all have an infinite capacity to love and to find room to love someone new. And ultimately, it reminds us of God’s great love for us.
Fans of Hannon will be excited as we get to revisit some old friends, like FBI Agents Nick Bradley and Mark Sanders.
And since this novel deals with antiquities, fans of Dan Brown or Clive Cussler’s Fargo series might enjoy this story.
I’m looking forward to the series’ next offering, due out in October 2019, where it picks up the story of Rick Jordan, the third Treehouse Gang member.
Five stars out of five.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
“Hidden Peril” (Code of Honor series, #2) by Irene Hannon